Everything On A Waffle
  • Everything On A Waffle
  • Everything On A Waffle
ISBN: 0439451302
EAN13: 9780439451307
Language: English
Pages: 150
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.3" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of Coal Harbour on that score. For all practical purposes, at least for the time being, Primrose is an orphan, and there's no great clamoring of prospective adopters. After realizing the impracticality of continuing to pay Miss Perfidy (a mothball-scented elderly lady) an hourly wage to baby-sit her, the town council is able to locate a relative, Uncle Jack, who reluctantly takes Primrose into his care. Primrose does warm up to living with him and in his home, despite the eerie noises resembling a hockey game that haunt her in the night. But true sanctuary can always be found at a restaurant called The Girl in the Swing, where everything--including lasagna--is served on a waffle, and where the proprietor, Miss Bowzer, offers a willing ear, as well as sage advice. Through a mixture of eccentric humor and probing philosophy, author Polly Horvath makes Primrose's search for peace and understanding a most memorable one.

Everything on a Waffle is a 2001 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction and Poetry and a 2002 Newbery Honor Book.

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   age-appropriate reading
I bought this book for my 11-year-old granddaughter and decided to read it before sending it to her. In spite of some of the other reviews that criticize the happy ending, I believe that it is age-appropriate for the intended audience. For my granddaughter, life's cruel realities will show in good time, but for now I would like her to have happy stories to read. Primrose sounds like a little girl I would like to meet up, and I hope her story will encourage my granddaughter to read more. I give this book 4 stars only because I have not lately read enough children's literature to form a superlative opinion for the time being.
 
5
   Our fifth grader loved this book
She wrote a two-sided book report on it and loved retelling parts of the story for us. It was exciting to watch her WANT finish a book.
 
5
   Waffles anyone?
It was easy and fun reading, but it was a book that required a book, so that the book report wasn 't a chore. My great grandchildren love this book and want to read it over and over again to them.
 
5
   Perfect book for 3rd graders
My wife bought this book to set up a book club with six or seven children from our school. Every week they came in and read the book together for an hour. At the end of the book they did waffles and each person put their idea of what they wanted on a waffle. The kids loved it and the cool idea was perfect.
 
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   Not Very Engaging
It is perhaps because she did not like the book herself, but she really did not choose this book. She repeatedly said that it was boring and characters did not show much emotion. She also said that it was confusing at many points. I read a chapter aloud to her one night and I actually found the narrative a bit confusing and found myself rereading a few sentences.
 
5
   My 8 year old daughter loved this book
She was not thrilled with it in the first chapter, but really started to love it after a few chapters.
 
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